Assistant Transportation Engineer/Planner

Assistant Transportation Engineer/Planner



W-Trans Summary


W-Trans is seeking an assistant transportation engineer/planner for either the firm’s Santa Rosa or Oakland office.  Candidates from entry level (BS and MS graduates with internship or some work experience) in the transportation engineering/planning profession, and who have a desire to further their careers with additional training and support in a fast-paced consulting environment are encouraged to apply!  Work would be conducted under the guidance of registered civil and traffic engineers and AICP planners on a variety of technical analyses, plans, and report documentation tasks.


W-Trans provides traffic engineering and transportation planning services throughout the Bay Area and California from offices in Santa Rosa, Oakland and San Jose.  Our aim is to provide services that are inclusive and encompass the mobility needs of all potential users by balancing the technical needs and functionality of traffic with the desire of communities to create more livable streets and sustainable transportation systems.



Position Summary


What You’ll Do

  • Work with a team of professionals on a variety of transportation-related tasks
  • Gain experience in many aspects of engineering and planning
  • Prepare, or assist in the preparation of, various deliverables such as traffic impact reports and grant applications
  • Conduct calculations and analysis using various analysis tools
  • Prepare, or assist in the development of, design concepts, design specifications, and project exhibits
  • Collect data through site visits, review of existing documents, drawings and manuals, et cetera
  • Prepare, or assist in the preparation of, proposal and contract documents such as defining scope, cost estimates, schedules, et cetera



Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering/Planning, or other related field with relevant coursework in Transportation Engineering/Planning required
  • 0-3 years of relevant work and/or internship experience
  • Understanding of common transportation references (HCM, AASHTO, HDM, MUTCD, ITE Trip Generation, etc.)
  • Strong aptitude for computer and software applications
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of ArcView GIS desired
  • Experience using Synchro, Vistro, HCS, TRAFFIX, VISSIM desired
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD; transportation design and drafting experience a plus
  • EIT registration or ability to obtain within 1 year
  • Valid driver’s license


This is a full-time position. We offer excellent and competitive compensation and benefit packages.  Salary will be commensurate with level of experience.


An employee-owned company, W-Trans is dedicated to creating a diverse and employee-first work environment and culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, and are encouraged to apply!


Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and references to